FREDERIKSTED — Limetree Bay Refining is inviting the public to attend a “community outreach and open house event” this week at the University of the Virgin Islands.
The event will provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the benefits and/or impact the facility may have on our community.
“We want to educate and inform the community about the terminal and refining operations at Limetree Bay, as well as the plans for the restart of the refinery slated for early 2020,” the refinery said in a prepared statement.
Oil industry experts will also be on hand to provide information on facility upgrades, including the new Single Point Mooring (SPM) buoy.
The SPM is a floating buoy that is anchored offshore to allow large tankers to load or offload petroleum products.
“At Limetree Bay, we recognize our responsibility to be good stewards of the environment,” said Robert Weldzius, senior vice president for Limetree Bay Refining. “We are committed to working hand in hand with our neighbors to ensure a safe environment for everyone in our community,” Weldzius said.
WHAT: Limetree Bay Community Open House
WHERE: University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix, USVI
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided, and residents are encouraged to bring a friend. For additional questions, please call 340-692-3000.
*** About Limetree Bay Terminals Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC is a world-class energy logistics hub centrally located in the Caribbean facilitating the storage, segregation, blending, and global movement of crude oils, fuel oils, bunker, gasolines, diesel, jet fuel, and liquid petroleum gases. Customers include integrated global oil majors, refiners, global trading houses, and the co-located refinery. The facility consists of 167 tanks, with a capacity of approximately 34 million 1 ESTATE HOPE ▪ CHRISTIANSTED, VI 00820 ▪ TEL: 340-692-3000 ▪ WWW.LBTERMINALS.COM barrels, and deepwater access to 11 docks including an offshore single point mooring (SPM) buoy capable of loading and discharging vessels up to VLCC size.
*** About Limetree Bay Refining Limetree Bay Refining, LLC will be capable of processing around 200,000 barrels per day when it restarts in early 2020. Key restart work at the site began in 2018, including the 62,000 barrels per day modern, delayed coker unit, extensive desulfurization capacity, and a reformer unit to produce clean, low-sulfur transportation fuels that will meet International Marine Organization (“IMO”) standards required under international law in 2020. The project is providing needed economic development in the USVI, creating more than 4,000 construction jobs at its peak and more than 600 full-time jobs in the long-run.